“David Sanchez has poured all of himself into this debut, a terrifying, moving, and profound exploration of the liminal space between addiction and connection. He evokes the minute-to-minute suspense of early sobriety unlike anyone I've ever read, with an extraordinary honesty and poetry. Sanchez is a literary cartographer, mapping an intricate overlay of his young narrator's psychological states and Florida's real beaches and swamps, those coastlines in continuous revision.”
—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove
“All Day is a Long Time is the most terrifying and beautiful exploration of how addiction is made. David Sanchez has written a gulf coast classic”
—Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division and Heavy
"This journey into the mind of a young addict is like nothing I’ve ever read—a terrifying, and often ecstatic, struggle for survival. It’s an obsessive world of chemical equations and philosophical conundrums, an attempt to reckon with a breathless descent into madness. Sanchez’ hero looks the devil in the eye and returns to tell a death-defying tale of redemption."
—Chris Rush, author The Light Years
"David Sanchez's first novel—brilliant, lyrical, hilarious, heartbreaking—is the definitive handbook to hell and back. I haven't read anything as toughly vulnerable since Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son. A stunning debut."
—Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban
“David Sanchez has written the rarest kind of novel. His subject matter, spanning so many aspects of contemporary American pain, is incredibly important, but it is his beautifully constructed sentences which make the narrative sing.”
—Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased